Every positive leap for mankind has been fueled by intelligence – technical revolutions as well as achievements in sustainability, business or democracy. Now with the advent of artificial intelligence, we give ourselves the opportunity to massively expand our intelligence. This makes AI a monumental asset for positive change – for individuals, organizations and humanity.
Explaining or grasping the speed and breadth of this revolution we find ourselves standing on the brink of is difficult, and AI itself is complicated. In these sections we aim to make people understand how artificial intelligence works and the immense potential it holds, so its benefits are made available, usable and affordable for all.
What is AI?
Artificial Intelligence is a set of computer science techniques that allows computer software to learn from experience, adapt to new inputs and complete tasks that resemble human intelligence. The most efficient and popular AI technique today is called Deep Learning.
With Deep Learning, interlinked nodes loosely modeled after the human brain can be trained to do things like detect leukemia earlier than human experts, drive a car, help a restaurant better predict their food demand or optimize the logistics processes for a global retail company.
Why should I care about AI?
With the rise of artificial intelligence, we once again find ourselves standing before a fundamental change to our modes of production — faster and bigger than ever before. Its potential is unimaginable: a new standard for solving problems small and large that will rewrite existing business models and open up entire new ones. These changes will be profound. So the more you learn about AI now, the better chance you’ll have to be among the first to benefit from it.